Course Overview

‘Polyolefins’ can often be considered to be quite a broad term and understanding their uses, and where they fit within value chains, can often be confusing. This course, delivered by our highly experience industry experts, will provide an essential overview of key polyolefins chains such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), as well regional insights and market dynamics.  Join our first virtual ICIS Polyolefins training course this May.

This three-day course is equally suited for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh their understanding of the polyolefins industry – providing overviews and ideas, as well as insights into pricing and production processes. The course delivers an in-depth study as well as a theoretical foundation, and will explain concepts with examples and exercises related to the global markets.  Delivered in three modules, the course will enable attendees to:

  • Explore the impact of recent events on the industry, both in the short- and long-term
  • Understand the factors driving prices, supply and demand of polyolefins
  • Discover a jargon-free explanation of polymer production and processes
  • Gain insight into key market trends and regional dynamics
  • Learn about key raw materials and technologies, and what they mean to this sector

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Who should attend

The course is suitable to all levels of professionals working in the polyolefins industry who would like to get a solid understanding of the business and its progress including:

  • Upstream Producers and Oil & Gas Refineries
  • End Users (FMCGs, Brand Owners, etc.)
  • Plastic Converters
  • Financial Sector



$1,000 (+UK VAT at 20% if applicable)*


For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Jerricor Dayrit Asia/ME
Tel: +65 6780 4321

Ali Ahmad Europe/Americas
Tel: +44 207 911 1478

*NB: Please enter your VAT number (or local equivalent) on our payment page, otherwise UK VAT at 20% will be applied. Customers based in the UK will be charged UK VAT at 20% whether or not a VAT number is provided.



All sessions will be accessed virtually from your computer, tablet or mobile, giving you the flexibility of taking the course at your chosen location and device.

  • Live and interactive sessions

Understanding the relevance of getting access to information in real time, the course will be delivered live and will include interactive sessions providing you with a platform to engage with trainers and other delegates.

  • Modular approach

The course will run over 3 days with a total of 9 hours of tuition time.



John Richardson – Consultant, ICIS Asia

John Richardson is a highly experienced trainer and chemicals industry analyst, who has been working in the industry for 18 years. Based in Asia-Pacific, John has a deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually-based analysis of the key issues facing the industry. His views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach.

From 2006 until 2013, John was the Director for ICIS Training, where he successfully launched the business in the region, providing a wide range of courses covering petrochemicals, oil refining, fertilizers and base oils. He now works for the ICIS Consulting team. John has also co-authored an e-book, Boom, Gloom and the New Normal, with Paul Hodges of United Kingdom-based consultancy, International eChem. The book, which has been published by ICIS, examines how demographic factors and events in financial markets have reshaped the global economy. His Asian Chemical Connections blog has a wide regional and global readership.


In-House Training

ICIS works alongside our clients to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We’ll pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Save money on transportation and accommodation, with training at a convenient location
  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

To enquire about in-house training for this course please click here and a member of our team will get back to you.

Upcoming Polyolefins courses



Advanced Purchasing Skills Training Course

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